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Many of you remember a while ago when I posted about a site called Bassabids. The premise of the site was that you pay $2 per bid to bid on items. Unlike a normal auction, the winner was the person with the lowest unique bid. Since Bassabids was quite successful, I’ve seen one or two other sites pop up based on the same system. The best that I’ve seen is SoLow.
Unlike other sites of its kind, SoLow has the majority of its auctions free to bid on. You do not need to buy bids or pay anything in order to bid in any auctions other than the premium auctions, which cost $0.99 per bid. There are a variety of prizes, from a best buy shopping spree to a trip to Chicago. SoLow lets each user bid 20x per day. All of the auctions are timed, so there is no specific bid quota each auction need fill.
Another thing that differentiates SoLow from its competition is the detailed response after bidding. Instead of bidding and receiving no other information other than confirmation, SoLow will tell you whether your bid is the lowest bid, how many uniques are lower, whether you’ve knocked any others out, and how many other have bid that amount. While this does mean that it takes more cutthroat bidding at the end rather than blind strategy or luck, it also means that you are not left hanging wondering how low your bid is. If you have a mobile, it will even text a range of 10c or so where the lowest unique bid is currently.
Apart from the bids themselves, you can earn Bid Bucks which can be exchanged at the shop for merchandise. These are pretty easy to rack up, active users will have enough to get swag pretty fast. There is also a monthly prize of $100, and whoever wins that has a 1 in 10,000 chance at $2,000,000. You get entries for each bid.
For $9.99 per month, SoLow offers an “elite” service that gives you 100 BidBucks, access to special auctions, and 20 free premium bids per day. It may be worth it, especially if you win a premium auction or the monthly drawing.
SoLow is a site that is very mobile-friendly. All bids can be texted to the site, and optional hints, updates, and auction results can be texted to you as well. They are affiliated with a site called SendMe, and recognize almost all mobile carriers.
To sign up, you need a cell phone number, an email address, and you need to be 18 or over. To sign up, visit www.SoLow.com
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There are more and more paid-to-play sites around the internet these days. NetWinner has been around for a relatively long time, many of you might have hard of it. For those who haven’t, NetWinner is an online game that you can win cash and prizes from.
NetWinner is built around lottery-like system where you pick 4 two digit numbers and 1 one digit bonus number. These numbers are checked, and if any of them match the randomly picked numbers by their server, you get points or cash. As you play, video ads are played on the side for your “entertainment.” The more numbers match, the more you stand to win. The points you win can be exchanged for gift cards, but of course it takes an insane amount of points to reach the level where you can trade them in. Cash is won starting from 3 matches, which is $25. If you were to match all five numbers on the wheel, you could win the NetWinner jackpot, currently at $1,029,166.20 and rising.
NetWinner has a pretty good referral system. You receive 500 points for each referral; they also give you an additional 10% bonus on all prizes and points won by your friends. If a friend were to win the jackpot (not likely, as seen in the odds section of this review), then you would be in for about $100,000.
You can sign up here: http://jackpot.netwinner.com/?signupCode=blacklotus90
Overall, NetWinner is a great concept and a fun game, but a huge timesink. If you are playing it seriously for money, you would be much better off playing Moola, clicking ads on ClixSense, or perhaps even working at a job *gasp!*. While Netwinner is a good site to add to your list of paid-to-play’s, it is important to see through the tempation and look at the odds. I have given a listing and explanation of the odds after the break.
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Have you ever wanted to place a bet on something, but without the risk of losing money or posessions? Have you ever wanted to win prizes and cash through a battle of opinions? Now you can, with BetsGoWild. Based in New York, Betsgowild is the first legal, cash-free, on-line betting community offering a fun alternative for you to bet against friends on anything. It’s still in its beta phase, but BetsGoWild.com has already gathered quite a large community of users. Here’s how it works:
BetsGoWild sweepstakes lets you bet and dare with anyone for free using the site currency called WildBucks (BetsGoWild is completely legal as no cash involved!)
When you sign up you get 10000 WildbBucks to play with. You can then join an existing bet with either ‘no way’ or ‘yes way’ opinion investing the ‘bet amount’ in WildBucks necessary to join this sweepstake bet. The winning group (either ‘yes way’ or ‘no way’ group) will equally share the whole jackpot. You can also create your own bet and support it with your own image or video.
The bet creator is responsible to post the bet outcome at the ‘outcome date’. Once the bet creator posted the outcome the bet participants will be asked to leave the bet creator either a positive or negative feedback that will be recorded in the user’s page.
The more WildBucks you earn and the more active you are you will climb up the user status ladder and get cool rewards and prizes!
For enterprising users, BetsGoWild could be used to promote their own videos or sites. Apart from points earned by betting and creating bets or dares, BetsGoWild also gives away prizes and cash each month to users who create popular bets, have a lot of activity, or refer a lot of friends. Their referral system is quite unique. By referring friends;
- BetsGoWild will deposit 1000WildBucks for every registered user that you refer
- Earn more activity points. The more points you earn, the higher you rank in the community
- If you refer over 5 friends, who knows we might just surprise you with a gift!
- You will be eligible to receive an invitation to BetsGoWild’s summer party. Details of which will be made available nearer the time
If you love to share your opinion, get others’ opinions, or go head to head in a friendly dare, BetsGoWild is the site for you! You must be above the age of 13 to sign up. The signup link:
Signup For BetsGoWild
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Microsoft has been debuting all kinds of new services with their “Live” initiative, and their newest is called the Live Search Club. Despite the word search in its name, the Live Search Club is not based on searching but rather on playing games.
There are a few games, the three main ones are:
- Lexicon- Crosswords with a twist. (Pays 25 tickets per complete round)
- Clink- Link phrases with similar words. (Pays 10 tickets per complete round)
- Chiktionary- A boggle-like spelling game (Pays ? tickets per complete round)
Since these are all word-based/lexical games, those players who are verbose will be able to succeed almost every time. So, now you’re playing games, and each time you earn tickets. These tickets can be cashed in on a large variety of prizes. Some of the highlights include:
- 20 Music Downloads(1850 Tickets)
- Xbox 360 Wireless USB Controller (2500 tickets)
- Optical wireless desktop elite (5000 tickets)
- Windows Vista Ultimate (6000 tickets)
- Office 2007 Ultimate (9000 tickets)
- Microsoft Zune (20,000 tickets)
- Xbox 360 (35,000 tickets)
There are many more prizes. I am personally shooting for the Zune. In the two days I have been playing, I already have about 2000 tickets, it’s pretty easy to accumulate them. At this rate, there should be enough tickets for a Zune in no more than 20 days. To me this site seems like a really easy way for people to get Vista (Ultimate) if they could not otherwise afford it.
If you like playing games, utilizing your vocabulary, or winning free stuff, Live Search Club is perfect for you. If you already have a .net passport or Live account, signup is almost instant. Just visit http://club.live.com/
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Today I am writing a review of a site called Bassabids. I’ve been a member of Bassabids for a few months, and I’ve not seen any other sites which mimic their unique concept. Essentially, you purchase bids for their auctions at $2 each (some auctions like the iPod shuffles are usually given 10 free bids) and bid any amount. At the end of the auction, the lowest unique bidder wins.
- High net profit if you win
- Free auctions offer excitement
- Bidding through SMS is allowed
- Small community means higher chances
- Takes initial investment to buy bids
- No guaranteed strategy
- Auctions only end once maximum bids is reached
So far I have won nothing, but I have bid on many auctions with the free bids given to me. I think that anyone comfortable with investing a little into buying bids will be very successful. Imagine winning a car, computer, or TV for just cents on the dollar.
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My first review ever will be about my latest addiction, Moola.
To those of you not familiar with Moola, here are the details:
- You sign up for the beta using an invite (further in the post I have posted my invite link).
- They put a penny in your account.
- Moola consists of a ladder system, where each rung of the ladder you can wager (and win) twice as much, all the way up to $10 million.
- Before you wager to play, you have to watch a short commercial and answer a question about it.
- After answering successfully they match you up with another player and you play one of three games
- You both ante-up the wager for the level you’re on, and the winner earns the pot.
Now, the first thing you need to know when signing up for Moola is that there’s no chance of the $10 million prize. There’s just not enough in the system for anyone to reach that level, and even amounts such as $500,000 are remotely possible, due to the fact that nobody in their right mind would risk $250,000 on a simple game. That said, all of the money you earn on moola is free, there is no initial deposit, and no subscription, so everything you earn is profit. This also means that users can sign up who are under 18.
The ads can get a bit annoying, but after a few rounds you have memorized the commercials, and thankfully they offer you the option of skipping straight to the question, which is simple.
Moola’s seemingly simple games can actually be quite complex, as the strategy game Gold Rush usually comes down to a gripping battle of the minds. I have found myself cursing and cheering at my monitor (really, it’s true) after good and bad hands in Hi/Lo. I personally have earned $10.45 so far. It’s not much, and I don’t think I’ll ever get to the thousands, but for free and fun it’s definitely worth it.
If you play games online, you might as well have a go at Moola, it’ll give you a chance to earn money while you play.
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